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Silver Suitcase Attractions

In this section you find various tourist attractions like recreation places, museums, workshops etc. which have joined Senior – friendly programme, accept the senior's card providing discounts or added value to the card's holder. 

Countryside Goodies

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The Strops training apiary

All year round, senior citizens with a senior citizen card receive a gift of honey.  

Please note that the apiary is not on level ground – it is a rural homestead.

Local lifestyle For children and teenagers Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city190 Active season months5-11 Dry toilet (if there is only the dry toilet) Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts tourist groups
Nearest bus stopNearest restaurantNearest town Hosts speak GermanHosts speak RussianHosts can meet at the nearest station
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The Naukseni People’s Museum

Senior citizens get a 50% discount on entrance to the museum all year round – EUR 0.60 during the season and off-season.

Distance from countries capital city151 Active season months1-12 Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance
Rooms for seminars Hosts speak EnglishHosts speak Russian
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The LIELKALNI farm

Senior citizens with a senior citizen card can receive a 10% discount on farm products during the season (May to September).

Please contact the farm in advance on +371-2636-2975 (Aija).  

Please also note that it may be difficult to ride a wheelchair on the lawn of the farm.

Local lifestyle Distance from countries capital city120 Active season months5-10 Dry toilet (if there is only the dry toilet) Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
Rooms for seminars Nearest bus stop1kmNearest restaurantNearest town Hosts speak GermanHosts speak RussianHosts can meet at the nearest station
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The smithy, museum and workshop of Kaspars Auza

Iespēja nokalt naglu pie profesionāla kalēja Kaspara Auzas.

Gan sezonā, gan nesezonā 10% atlaide senioru grupām (sākot no 20 personām) ekskursijai kalēja darbnīcā un kalēju lietu muzejā.

For children and teenagers Distance from countries capital city66 Active season months1-12 Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers
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The Beverina wood sculpture park and labyrinth

Holders of senior citizen cards pay EUR 4 for entrance into the park on Mondays and Tuesdays from May 1 until November 1.

For children and teenagers Distance from countries capital city121 Active season months5-10
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The Vienkoci Park

All senior citizens receive a special price to visit the Vienkoči Park and the Woodcrafts Museum – EUR 2.  

The owners of the park are improving local trails so as to make the territory as accessible as possible for all groups of visitors.

For children and teenagers Distance from countries capital city66 Active season months1-12
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Pure Chocolate Museum

Holders of senior citizen cards receive a 5% discount on the existing senior citizen price for entrance into the museum during the season and 7% during the off-season.

For parties Seminars Distance from countries capital city82 Active season months1-12 Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance
Sports ground Hosts speak EnglishHosts speak GermanHosts speak Russian
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The “Dziles” bakery

The baker is on level territory, with no access barriers.  The work is all done on the first floor of the building, and visitors should have no difficulties.  

Holders of senior citizen cards receive a 20% discount during the off-season and 15% off during the season.

For children and teenagers Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city270 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Pre-order required
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The Ate Mill Museum

During the season and off-season senior citizens receive a discount on visiting the museum – EUR 1.40 (as against EUR 2.10 for a full-price ticket).

For children and teenagers Distance from countries capital city201 Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts individual travellers
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The Latgale Art and Crafts Centre in Livani

A tour of the centre is available for EUR 1.50 for all senior citizens.

Seminars For children and teenagers For parties Beautiful sights Distance from countries capital city177 Active season months1-12 Internet access Disable Access Accepts individual travellers This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts tourist groups
Rooms for  festivitiesRooms for seminarsNo smoking ScreenLCD/ProjectorCopier Facilities  appropriate for childrenTour guide services Nearest train station1kmNearest bus stop1kmNearest restaurantNearest town Hosts speak EnglishHosts speak Russian
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The Pilsmuizkungi rabbit village

Senior citizens with a senior citizen card pay EUR 2.50 to enter the village during the season and off-season.

Distance from countries capital city50 Active season months5-9 Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
Nearest bus stop1kmNearest shopNearest restaurantNearest town Hosts speak EnglishHosts speak Russian

Historical sites

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The Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre

Visitors with a pensioner’s certificate or senior citizen card can receive a 50% discount on visits to the art centre all year round.  A ticket to all of the centre’s exhibitions costs EUR 4.00.  

Sector A has the permanent exhibition, “Mark Rothko: Life and Art,” which features a hall of original artworks, a digital exhibition about Rothko’s life and work, a research room, a video room, a stillness room and a library.  A separate visit to Sector A costs EUR 2.50.  

Temporary exhibitions in Sectors B, C and D cost EUR 1.50 for each sector. 

Distance from countries capital city225 Active season months1-12 Accommodation available Disable Access
Rooms for seminars Tour guide servicesSouvenire shop Hosts speak EnglishHosts speak Russian
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CESU CASTLE

Holders of senior citizens cards have discounts for all entry tickets at the complex.
Prices for cardholders from October 1 until April 30:

  • The Cēsis Castle Complex (the Medieval Castle, New Castle and exhibition hall) – EUR 2.50;
  • Entrance to the New Castle and Medieval Castle – EUR 1.50
  • A visit to the Lademahers Tower – EUR 1.00

Prices for cardholders from May 1 until September 30

  • The Cēsis Castle Complex (the Medieval Castle, New Castle and exhibition hall) – EUR 3.00;
  • Entrance to the New Castle and Medieval Castle – EUR 2.00
  • A visit to the Lademahers Tower – EUR 1.50

Note:  Part of the Medieval Castle and all of the New Castle are wheelchair accessible.

For children and teenagers Castles and manors Distance from countries capital city89 Accepts individual travellers Disable Access Accepts tourist groups

Nature attractions

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Kemeri National Park

Guide Inese Jansone offers guided tours of the Ķemeri National Park and Ķemeri Historical Park.  

Senior citizens with a senior citizen card receive a 10% discount on the tours during the off-season and a 5% discount during the season.  

Please contact Inese Jansone on +371-2913-5543, ineta.mobil@gmail.com, or www.celoarinetu.lv.

National park Walking For children and teenagers Distance from countries capital city30 Accommodation available
FishingBoatsBicyclesCross-country skiingTour guide servicesBoat tourBicycle trailNature trailNature watchingNature watching
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The Burtnieki Estate Park

Holders of senior citizens cards have discounts on guided tour services at Burtnieki Estate Park:

  • 25% off during the off-season;
  • 20% during the season.
Distance from countries capital city130 Active season months1-12

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